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Say Hello My Fellow Freaks

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

Hi guys, if you're new to the group please say hi and introduce yourself. It doesn't have to be fancy just stuff like your location, age, gender etc and maybe something about your current favorite gear you like listening to. Maybe a link to your profile page if you're feeling lazy. Anyways I'll start...

 

43

Male

Central Canada (Winnipeg Manitoba)

love to death the Paradox, AKG Q701, UERM, iCAN and CLAS-db

 

My forte in this hobby is mobile. More into DAP's, mobile amps, C/IEM's, then full sized but that's just me

post #2 of 28

22 

Male

Canada

 

Not truly into audiophile stuff as I consider it only a side hobby. 

Thanks for letting me in. 

post #3 of 28

26

Male

United States

 

I guess I'm finicky enough to be considered an audiophile but my passion if for audio quality and enjoyment of my music more than anything else. Although I've grown to be much more judgmental of the quality of a recording. But in large part that is affecting my enjoyment of the music. Not that I just love bitching ;).

post #4 of 28

34 year old Frenchman living in Shanghai. I love music above gear for sure, but I am quite a fan of portable / miniaturized audio. So mainly DAPs and CIEMs / IEMs. I do not really like cans as I prefer how iems convey music. In general, I prefer customs as I feel there is a bone conduction that makes music more visceral.

post #5 of 28

age: old enough to know better, young enough to still be irresponsible

location: same city as DigitalFreak

inventory: seems to rotate faster than I do underwear

(least) redeeming trait: I might be the guy that DF can blame for dragging him into this soul/wallet-crushing hobby

post #6 of 28

12

Feline

Dual Canadian/Narnian citizenship.

 

Actually I'll copy-pasta a previous introduction from another group. Like Digi said (obviously directed at me) - I'm lazy.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

- Eccentric cat cracker with a penchant for fruit.

 

- Halfway stuck in between Richmond and Vancouver during the day.

 

- Started out on erji.net, back in '06-07 (can't remember for the life of me). HD580s. Shures. Then the K702. The list goes on. Lurked here for a while. 

 

- Not a very music/audio-centric family growing up. Avid collector of cassette tapes back then, so only the strangest musical tastes here.

 

- I like IEMs. You know those wide, plastic medicine cabinets sectioned out 6x6. Back in the day I always had each slot filled up at some point or another. 

 

- Not a gear junkie though, if I must be honest. Half my listening nowadays - done through a cheap stereo connected to the tape machine, sometimes played through the Mackies. Sometimes.

 

- Back to the music - wet my teeth with jazz - bebop, hard bop, Sun Ra, weird things. Old pop and ballads. Infatuations up to now include post-rock, math, shoegaze, avant-garde, space, experimental, noise, drone. The likes. Some minimal stuff like Cupol. Electronic stuff - like the shifty messy poppy, P-Model, the likes. Listing genres can be droll, self-indulgent and ultimately futile - if you want, just hit me up for a meet and I'll bring the collection on the external HDs.

 

- Current inventory - LCD-2 + mini-X a-100 + E10/ODAC. Can't be bothered with full-sized rigs any more. Never ended up re-buying the DAC1 or my old big rigs.

 

- I much prefer IEMs since most of the time I'm out and about. Also I enjoy the intimacy. Just a Clip Zip + whatever I have on hand.

 

- ER4P, HD580, W4, HE-400. That's about it for me in terms of a stable rig, everything else is a moving target. The latter two I keep out of laziness and inertia. I genuinely enjoy the first two, very much so.

 

- In terms of sound preferences - Cleanliness and clarity are priorities. Clean decay, no overhang. Clarity is the objective - might not be the end result though. I can handle a slightly sloped-up or sloped-down treble - must be smooth and airy. Tactile and tight bass, with good texturing. Nothing wonky or diffused in terms of stage. Essentially the SR-007/009 but I can't be bothered to do stats, at all. Have no inclination after a previous venture.

 

- The little indulgences like the odd IEM purchase now and then - that's where the fun is for me. 

 

- Future plans - something more comfortable would be nice. I'm also coming across way too many people with gear that I stop in the middle of the street and have a convo with - a portable baseline reference has always been in the back of my mind. Customs. L05-QD, C435. I likes the pretty. That's about it.

 

- Maybe an Anedio D2 or a Jade 2 if they manage to release that in my lifetime. Ooooh, and those Stax portables.

 

- And more CDs. Always more CDs. Can't have enough of those. By god I'd love some Quiznos right now as well.

 

- In terms of non-audio stuff - you might find me as an ex-participant on some forums - dev, music, etc. You think I blabber on too much here, ha...My lips are sealed as to which ones though. No satanic ones involved, I promise. And no, I'll never use the same username twice.

 

- Tree wanker waffle tips. I love mincing words up. That also happens to be my paypal passwor-trees, trees, trees.

post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 

Hi guys welcome aboard good to see you guys here. Please feel free to wander around the threads an start a few of your own if you feel inclined. TwinQY just please don't sniff any more cats behinds while you're here lol:wink_face:

 

@Armaegis I completely blame you for leading me down this wallet crushing path. By the way, my Alpha Dogs arrived this Saturday. They sound quite nice, stay tuned, I'll be posting more in our lounge thread in a week or two

post #8 of 28
Quote:
 TwinQY just please don't sniff any more cats behinds while you're here lol

No promises.

post #9 of 28

25

Male

Chestertucky, MI, USA

To me audio is just a hobby, not a philosophy or obsession. I listen to music, not gear. The point of getting nice equipment to me is not to marvel at how well it reproduces the sound, but to give me the most transparent view into my music possible. I'm here because I know most of you guys from other threads and we all seem to be pretty much on the same page. Except TwinQY...he's a book unto himself. :p

 

Also, looking forward to those Alpha Dog impressions, DF. :smile: 

post #10 of 28

Looking back at it, I now find it endearing that Digi refers to us as freaks.

 

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post
 

To me audio is just a hobby, not a philosophy or obsession. I listen to music, not gear. The point of getting nice equipment to me is not to marvel at how well it reproduces the sound, but to give me the most transparent view into my music possible.

I try to make as much of a discernment from music and gear as possible. Never shall the two coincide. This is why sine sweeps exists. For my sanity and yours.

 

I'm here because I know most of you guys from other threads and we all seem to be pretty much on the same page. Except TwinQY...he's a book unto himself. 

Well golly gee thanks, I love your face too.

post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Well golly gee thanks, I love your face too.

 

As long as you realize it was a compliment. :smile:

post #12 of 28
Chestertucky is a real place or a place from an alternate universe where Chesterfield and Kentucky have concatenated into a city?
post #13 of 28

So.. I'm the youngest one here init?

post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Chestertucky is a real place or a place from an alternate universe where Chesterfield and Kentucky have concatenated into a city?

 

The latter, kind of.

 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Chestertucky

 

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Originally Posted by serious7 View Post
 

So.. I'm the youngest one here init?

 

 

Looks like it. I remember when I was 22, which is a good thing because that was only three years ago. When I've reached the stage where I can't remember three years in the past, I'll know I'm officially in trouble.


Edited by Argyris - 10/21/13 at 11:38am
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post
 

Looking back at it, I now find it endearing that Digi refers to us as freaks.

 

 

Thinking about it, I've got quite a few group membership names. I'm a Star Warrior, an Undertoad, a TMAC'er, and now a Freak. I feel so included. :smile:

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